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Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery

Exhibition Detail
L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith
201 W. 10th Street
Lockport, IL 60441


April 14th, 2009 - September 25th, 2009
 
Icarus #25, L. Brent KingtonL. Brent Kington, Icarus #25,
1981, forged mild steel, polychromed, 20 x 12 x 24 in.
© Illinois State Museum
Soldier and Cannon, L. Brent KingtonL. Brent Kington, Soldier and Cannon,
1971 and 1968, cast sterling silver
© Illinois State Museum
Crosier, L. Brent KingtonL. Brent Kington, Crosier,
1990, forged welded mild steel, polychromed, 70 x 5 x 9
© Illinois State museum
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TAGS:  
sculpture, abstract, blacksmithing, metalwork
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> DESCRIPTION

L. Brent Kington: Mythic Metalsmith traces the evolution of this legendary and contemporary metalsmith's art and documents his profound contribution to the resurgene of blacksmithing as an American art form today. This exhibition, featuring objects borrowed from private and museum collections, revisits Kington's early cast silver and bronze toys of the 1960s, his pivotal pieces of forged iron and steel while transitioning into blacksmithing, and ultimately to his larger, contemporary abstract sculptures presenting us with crosiers, spires and crecents.

Major support for this travelling exhibition is provided by the Illinois Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces National Initiative.


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